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Yesteryear -- Nov. 16, 2011

25 YEARS AGO -- Nov. 14-19, 1986

Posted: November 15, 2011 10:31 a.m.
Updated: November 16, 2011 5:00 a.m.

Photo cutline -- Jamie Guy stands before the large purging tanks where his harvest of crawfish are cleaned before being boxed for delivery. Guy manages two 10-acre crawfish ponds and says the crawfish, which resembles a miniature lobster, tastes like a cross between a lobster and a shrimp.

Photo cutline -- Steeplechase horses from the Carolina and Colonial Cup races thunder along on the new Southern Bell telephone book cover. Both photos were taken by Camden residents, the top one by Catherine French, and the bottom one by Billy Goodale.

Photo cutline -- Just horsing around -- Jean Rapier, a horse from New Zealand, gets adjusted to his new surroundings in Camden. The horse, owned by Pat Samuel and trained by Keith Lawthin, will be running in Sunday’s 17th annual Colonial Cup.

Photo cutline -- Donald Leroy Truesdell, Kershaw County’s Congressional Medal of Honor winner, reviews passing JROTC troops during the Veterans Day ceremony held last Friday at the American Legion Post 17 building.

Photo cutline -- Dancing in the hall -- Taking a few turns down the YMCA hallway, Lori Smith gets a preview shag lesson from Ali Tavakoli. The actual lessons will begin Dec. 3 and will be held in the Y gym. A professional dance instructor, Tavakoli will teach a six-week course for adults and teenagers. The course can be adapted for beginners or more advanced shaggers.

Photo cutline -- Howard Truesdale and son, Francois, get some help digging up sweet potatoes from Truesdale’s grandsons, Jonathan and Jeffrey. Truesdale, whose harvest was reduced substantially by the drought, still collected seven of eight first place ribbons for sweet potatoes at the South Carolina State Fair.

Photo cutline -- Putting it into print -- Baron Dekalb Elementary School student Macey Brice gets some help from printmaker Beth Wicker, who instructed students at the school in the art of printmaking from Oct. 20-31. Ms. Wicker is one of several artists working this year under the Fine Arts Center Arts in the School Project. At left, Macey gets ready to display the finished product.

Photo cutline -- Digging in -- Members of the Camden Garden Club braved the elements on a damp, dreary Wednesday to plant wildflowers to brighten up the rest areas on I-20 between Camden and Columbia. They are Charlotte Gammage; Helen Burns, chairman of the project; Wince Chapman; and Di Dubose, club president. Tommy Hammond, S. C. Highway Department resident maintenance engineer for Kershaw County, talks with crew members Isaac Mathis, Harold Nelson, Charles Floyd, Herbert Brisbon and Ruben Reynolds, who prepared and fertilized the site.

Photo cutline -- Roger Smoak, head coach of the Camden High School girl’s tennis team, displays a sweatshirt presented to each team member by their parents. Seated next to Smoak is CHS athletic director Billy Ammons.

Photo cutline -- Sunday’s Colonial Cup was Henry Savage, Jr.’s last steeplechase race as a member of the Carolina Cup Association. Savage, shown here Sunday with his wife, Elizabeth, has been involved in the Camden races for more than 50 years.

Photo cutline -- Making merry -- If you’re not yet in the holiday season, then just take a look upward – the City of Camden Christmas decorations are going up. Workmen were busily creating the Yuletide look on Monday, and here Eugene Hastings puts the final touches on a wreath, as fellow city worker William Roscoe looks on.

Photo cutline -- A week for education -- Mayor Pro Tem Mary Y. Clark discusses the proclamation for American Education Week with teachers Delores Lloyd and Dan Outlaw. The week, Nov. 16-22, urges all citizens to support their public schools.

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